Keywords: St. George River (Me.)
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on linen
Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine State Museum
Date: circa 1605
Location: Phippsburg; Georgetown
Media: Ink on paper
George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.
Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
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Alden Ellis, Lieutenant George Anson and George Varney did not return with their "muster mates." They were captured and sent to prisoner of war…
John River Valley , N. Aroostook Co., Me. and Madawaska Co., NB: A History of the Communities and People. Web. 8 Apr. 2010.
He was then captured on June 24, 1864, at St. Mary’s Church Virginia. He died on October 6, 1864, in Andersonville Prison of scorbutus.